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BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 4 May 2013 17:52

Thanks Lassie I will give it a try tomorrow, just off to get dinner ready.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 4 May 2013 17:44

Staffy,

The Rootsweb (Ancestry) page was created in 2002 but the creator produced it from the Easy To Use IGI. (LDS /Mormon) site.

The only difference that I can see, is that search criteria has been broken down into geographical areas
Once the area is located, everything is in batch numbers according to dates, just like it was before.

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 4 May 2013 17:29

Hi +++DetEcTive+++ ....

Not talking about Ancestry site. I am trying to fathom out the (previously easy to use IGI search) on the Mormon site. Thanks for your interest though. I do use Ancestry and other sites and they are all good in their own way. What I am saying is that the new Mormon site is not as easy to use as before.

GRMarilyn

GRMarilyn Report 4 May 2013 17:27


Glad to help .... :-D

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 4 May 2013 16:33

Marilyn!
You are an angel. Thankies Very, Very Much
It's all still there! :-D :-D

Annx

Annx Report 4 May 2013 16:25

Thanks for that Marilyn. :-D <3

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 4 May 2013 16:14

I agree with Barb and Staffy,
Before the new FS, I used Scots Origins.
I found loads of Non User Submitted Entries, and followed up by obtaining the docs.
Even locating these definitive records on the current FS is a challenge.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 15:49

That was on freebmd ;-) :-D

You can move to the next page of the index on Ancestry. Does anyone know of a different site where you can do that for free? Serious question as previous sentence looks slightly sarkey

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 4 May 2013 15:45

Thanks Barb

Even the tip from +++DetEcTive+++ shows how complicated it is now. He says:

"You could use the search boxes but with only the first name, quarter and reg district and whittle it down"....

WHITTLE IT DOWN !!!!

And the new site is supposed to be easier?

I'm with you Barb, I don't get it.

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 4 May 2013 15:35

Its not just me then StaffyKnot, real pain though yeh !

Thanks Marilyn :-)

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 15:33

Barb - try freebmd on this link

http://images.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/choose.pl

Read the instructions to select event/year/quarter/letter etc.

It might be long winded, but if the name was registered by wrongly transcibed, it ought to be shown.

You could use the search boxes but with only the first name, quarter and reg district and whittle it down - check the images in case of mistransciption
If you are comfortable to do so, you could put a thread up on Find Ancestors or Genealogy Chat

GRMarilyn

GRMarilyn Report 4 May 2013 15:25

Here's the old IGI Batch numbers.



http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers.htm


I still use it for village names.

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 4 May 2013 15:24

Hi Barb,

This is why I preferred the old site, I too have entered some info and got an answer but a few days later the same info brought up no results.

Another thing that happened, I searched for Richard Bland, married to Mary by entering date & place of birth and approx marriage date. I got a nil result. A few minutes later I was searching for Ann Bland and lo and behold up popped Richard Bland married to Mary.........................................

So a direct search does not work but an indirect one does. Very puzzling.

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 4 May 2013 15:14

I think I'm losing it.
A couple of days ago on FS i found my 4x Gt Gf was a Chelsea Pensioner. Found his birth and marriage too.It was getting late so left it at that.
Have gone in since on several occasion to search for the same detail so I can search in the Military but cant find anything. No records at all.

Also I have my mums B.Cert but its not on GR or FS.

Wont give up though :-)

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 4 May 2013 15:01

Many thanks to those who pointed me in the right direction. I have mastered the new Family Search site now but I still think the original was easier.

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 1 May 2013 09:07

Many thanks for your help. I will now see if I can do it. Busy today so will try tomorrow and will keep you posted. Once again, thank you.

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 30 Apr 2013 21:14

Just to confirm that Kucinta's post is correct
ie.
"https://familysearch.org/search
Scroll down to 'browse all published collections'
Try clicking on, say,' United Kingdom and Ireland'
Scroll down the many collections (alphabetical order) until you get to:
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
and click."

The IGI is in the new format but has all of the old problems i.e. a mixture of the good, bad and impossible. Don't rely on IGI records that cannot be confirmed from another primary source ( not OP trees ! )

good luck

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 30 Apr 2013 20:45

If you really want just the IGI

Go to:

https://familysearch.org/search

Scroll down to 'browse all published collections'

Try clicking on, say,' United Kingdom and Ireland'

Scroll down the many collections (alphabetical order) until you get to:

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

and click.

Annx

Annx Report 30 Apr 2013 20:42

I agree and don't like it much either StaffyKnot. It took me ages getting zero results for my searches, even with just a surname, until I left out putting in a country!! Then I got results!!

I loved the Hugh Wallis site best where you could click on a county and then a village and put in a surname and get all the records for all the churches there. Simples it was, but now it's gone. :-(

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 30 Apr 2013 19:33

Tell me how............................Please